Tuesday dawn at the Route 105 bridge
Tuesday dawn at the Route 105 bridge

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms today, mainly between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 81 and a south wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 75. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 86. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 87.

• Does the current madness of The Hamptons make you nostalgic for the old days of crumbling houses and eccentric inhabitants? Well, those days are very much alive in the imaginations of the staff of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, which is planning a special costume parade and talk about the classic Albert and David Maysles 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens” tomorrow. More information is online here.

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor announced Tuesday that its current production of “My Fair Lady,” due to end Aug. 28, has been extended to Sept. 4 due to popular demand. A free concert of songs from the production will also be held at Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park this Saturday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

• The Adlib Steel Orchestra performs at Southampton’s Coopers Beach tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Park Avenue Gypsies perform at Southold’s Silversmith’s Corner tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of several free outdoor summer concert series throughout the East End.

• Author and illustrator Jules Feiffer will read from his new graphic novel, “Cousin Joseph” at BookHampton in East Hampton tonight at 7 p.m. [Free]

• Chris Paparo, AKA “Fish Guy,” will give a slideshow and talk on “Exploring Long Island’s Underwater World” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. [Free]

• Playwright and director Wesley Enoch will discuss “Aboriginal Traditions in Contemporary Australian Culture” as part of The Watermill Center’s Scaler Lecture Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. [Free]

• Looking ahead to the weekend, North Fork Audubon hosts a slideshow and discussion on Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations with Chris Cryder from Save the Sound this Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More information is online here.

• Southold Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force hosts their annual Unity Picnic this Saturday, Aug. 13. There’s been a change of venue for this year — it will be held at the Peconic Lane Community Center in Peconic, not at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck, but there will still be food, music, games and refreshments for everyone from noon to 4 p.m. More information is online here.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows. Find two weeks worth of tides, anytime, on our tides page, here.

August 10
MTK Hbr: 3:05 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Orient: 4:06 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
GPT: 4:34 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:29 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:03 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:57 a.m., 1:32 p.m.

August 11
MTK Hbr: 4:04 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Orient: 5:05 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
GPT: 5:33 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:28 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:02 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. In.:  1:44 a.m., 2:19 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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